Blue Touch Trio is Derek Pascoe (saxophone) UK/Australia, Johannes S. Sistermanns (transducer, voice) Germany, and Gabriella Smart (piano, synthesizer) Australia.
From Silence is an improvised response by Blue Touch Trio to the landmark recording of Jonty Semper (UK), Kenotaphion (2001, Locus+). Semper collected all surviving recordings of the two-minute silences at the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies at the Cenotaph in London from 1929 to 2000. From Silence is an improvised threnody of this remarkable memorial.
The event will inaugurate the three-month musical residency of pianist Gabriella Smart from Adelaide UNESCO City of Music (Australia), in Katowice.